Description: This recall includes Black Diamond Whippet and Whippet Carbon ski poles manufactured May 2013 through January 2014. The Whippet is gray with two telescoping shafts and the Carbon Whippet is black with three telescoping shafts. The upper shaft of both models is made of aluminum and has a black and orange rubber handgrip with a built-in, stainless steel, serrated pick and a black nylon wrist strap with a an orange Black Diamond logo. "Black Diamond" and the Black Diamond logo are on the upper shaft of both models. The Whippet has an aluminum lower shaft with an orange and silver locking mechanism. "Whippet" and the logo are on the lower shaft. The middle and lower shafts of the Carbon Whippet are made of carbon fiber and have orange and silver locking mechanisms. "Carbon Whippet" and the logo are on the lower shaft. Both models have a 4-inch plastic powder basket on the lower shaft near the tip and graduation marks on the shafts to show the various lengths of the pole in centimeters. The Whippet can be extended from 99 centimeters (39 inches) to 142 centimeters (56 inches) long. The Carbon Whippet can be extended from 67.9 centimeters (26.75 inches) to 142 centimeters (56 inches) long. Recalled poles have picks with polished surfaces, a notch in the top of the pick and a date code between 13121 and 14015 etched on the pole. The date code can be found by removing the locking mechanism on the middle shaft of the Carbon Whippet and the lower shaft of the Whippet. [Learn More]
About 3,000. units were affected by this recall.
Black Diamond Equipment Recalls Whippet Ski Poles Due to Risk of Injury
Black Diamond Whippet ski pole has two sections.. Black Diamond Carbon Whippet ski pole has three sections.
Ski poles Recall Information
|Country of Origin||Taiwan|
|Product Type||Snow Skiing|
|Hazard||The stainless steel pick in the handgrip can break and fail to slow or stop users from sliding downhill on a snow or ice covered slope, posing a risk of injury.|
|Remedy||Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ski poles and contact Black Diamond to receive a free replacement for the upper shaft.|
|Contact||Black Diamond Equipment at (800) 775-5552 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday or online at www.blackdiamondequipment.com and select Customer Service at the top of the page then click on Product Recalls in the drop-down menu for more information.|